you've got to comb your afro baby, because it's flat on one side

three nuggets of blogging goodness:

1. okay so the coworker story turned out to be not so funny - it involved one highly negative, always somebodys elses fault, i'm always right co-worker getting in a car accident - MINI accident in which no one was hurt and no other cars were hit by sliding on the ice...she is fine - the accident is not funny - the funny part of it being that everyone i know is snowed or iced in all around the country and we didn't get a drop of snow/ice and yet she managed to find the ONE SINGLE SOLITARY LONELY patch of ice in the city of LR. anyway, it is not funny anymore because aparantly some business was watering their lawn (not sure why after 8 inches of rain but regardless their sprinkler was on) and it caused the street to get wet and so now she is hunting them down so she can yell at them and to try and make them pay her deductible blah blah blah blah blah blah and no one can just take responsibility for anything blah blah blah blah and eight million other people made it thru the intersection without crashing blah blah blah blah now i have to hear about it every day blah blah blah... so there you have it: me: no longer chuckling. sorry for the runoneyness. RUN-ON. (sentence) ey. ness.

2. Did you know that Arkansas has an annual COON supper? COON. as in RAC. And they actually serve raccoon. real raccoon. well real dead and real fried. and important people come to the coon supper - like the governor & other AR politicians. It was a few weekends ago (maybe last?) and I meant to blog about it but forgot. They even have an out of date website. www.coonsupper.com. Can you imagine someone requesting that URL? What an event to plan. I wonder how many pounds of raccoon they polished off - how do you even begin at estimating how many raccoons you need?

3. you often hear me speak/write of joe, my cousin Bridget and Brian's little boy. (cutest. child. ever. featured above in the 2006 Costa Family Christmas picture) He came home from school last week (Martin Luther King Day/Week) and they (he and his parents) were talking about the things he learned about MLK. And Joe was talking about how black kids and white kids should play together and how MLK was inspired because the parents of one of MLK's white friends would not let MLK come over to their house. and then he said something like "but i'm okay because daddy's black and mommy's white and they play together all the time." WHA? please see the above picture of brian. not a black man. then look at the picture of Joe. Somehow I don't think he came from a mix of black and white parents. again - cutest child ever. hilarious and beautiful.

4. (sorry four things!) DID ANYONE SEE UGLY BETTY? Alexandra MEADE ... WHA??? what a great twist to an already great show.


Susan said...

Ahahhahaah...kids say the darndest things. Can't wait for that...it's like living with your own mini-comedian! Anyhow, I've never eaten coon, wonder if it tastes like chicken. I'd give it a try. Ok, I have to admit that I thought the UGLY BETTY twist was far-fetched! That's too much! But, I'll keep watching as long as it doesn't get as bad as LOST. I gave it up!

Anonymous said...

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